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Monday, November 14, 2005

Family Friendly Entertainment

Got a call from the Dove Foundation tonight. I swear, the guy’s voice was the closest I’ve ever heard to a voice-recognition recording. There was even a disquieting pause after my answers, as though they were being electronically processed. The caller’s subsequent remark would be wholly unrelated to my comment. Christ’s own robot brigade.

Creepy silence greeted my comments that my family watches very little TV, and that I perceived there to be plenty of family friendly movies out there. (Not to mention family-friendly activities besides staring at a screen together.) Dove thinks I need more information. Hmmm…

Their shtick?

…to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours who want to move Hollywood in a more family-friendly direction.

No surprise then, that Dove’s advisory board is stocked with Christian booksellers, washed-up actors, and TV producers associated with mawkish slop like “Touched by an Angel.”

But the movie reviews are hilarious! The reviewer will describe the film in earnest, even express their enjoyment of it, then explain why it’s not appropriate. Example: “Good Night and Good Luck” has 2 GDs (that’s goddamn, in case you wondered…) Check out the report card for “Jarhead.” Now that’s entertainment!


At Tuesday, November 15, 2005 12:22:00 PM, Blogger Gloria said...

NO!!! Not men's "bottoms" being showed!! The F-word?? Please! Make it stop!

What did the Dove Foundation think that Jarhead, an "R" rated film was going to portray??

Thanks for the heads up Amy. You're right, the review was VERY entertaining!!

At Sunday, July 09, 2006 5:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Equally hilarious is Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's review of the Dove Foundation and Feature Films for Families in his press release of March 27, 2006. The release can be found on the Attorney General's web site.


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